Welcome to Dr. Wenzhen Li's Research Lab at Iowa State University!
We are a group of researchers passionate about understanding the mechanisms of important electrochemical transformations of small molecules for potential energy and environmental applications. The acquired new understandings and insights will enable us to explore novel electrochemical materials, and more efficient processes and devices (electrolyzers and fuel cells). Our current research activities include development of advanced electrocatalysts, electrochemical conversion of biomass feedstock to chemicals and fuels, ammonia electrosynthesis, electro-reduction of nitrate, carbon dioxide reduction, seawater electrolyzer for hydrogen production, electrosynthesis of hydrogen peroxide, and hydrogen oxidation and evolution reactions in alkaline electrolytes. Our interdisciplinary research is at the interface of Science and Engineering, with a core research strength in the design of electrochemical flow cells.
We meet Fridays at 1:10 PM in the Biorenewables Research Laboratory (BRL) 2nd floor Interaction Room. Due to the coronavirus spread issue, we have moved to virtual meetings this year. We welcome graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in catalysis, fuel cells, electrolyzers, biorenewables and energy research to join us!
Currently we have two GTA positions in the areas of CO2 reduction and selective oxidation (staring from fall 2021), and welcome self-motivated students to apply.
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
617 Bissell Rd.
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1098
Dr. Wenzhen Li
Office: 2140 BRL
Phone: (515) 294-4582
Last Updates: 1/1/2021